View Full Version : Anthropometric data needed

07-17-2001, 05:08 AM
I am evaluating range of visibility (gaze direction) for individuals
standing with both feet fixed. Can anyone direct me to source material
(anthropometry databases, articles etc) that identify ranges of normal
motion for the total body above the foot when standing. In other words,
without requiring the subject to strain, what is the full range of head
angles that can be acheieved by moving ankles, knees, hips, shoulders and
head (5th to 95th population) without moving the feet? Is there an
authoritive database of this data for a standing population?

HumanScale (1981)by Dreyfuss Associates, for example, presents some
"average" data on angular movement of body components for standing, but it
is unclear whether simple addition will provide a reasonable estimate of
total comfortable rotation (e.g., effect of bending one knee, or knees
locked, or whether reaching one angular limit decreases the limit of a
different body component).


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